About Us

Claire Woodcock

Claire is the owner of Mimi’s Nail Salon & Training Academy. Claire started her nail career in 2004 as a mobile technician. With her chosen nail brand EzFlow she started on a learning journey taking numerous courses and trained up to Master Artist and then Educator level with world renowned nail technician, competitor and educator Antony Buckley. Claire strongly believes in continual development and regularly participates in training with educators such as Sam Biddle and Paulina Feinauer.

Claire participates in industry events including attending to the nails for Miss England finalists and entering competitions. She has placed first, second and third in numerous competitions including Acrylic nails, salon nails, salon nail art and photographic.

Claire opened Mimi’s Nail Salon & Training Academy in September 2008 and enjoys a busy salon life coupled with training nail technicians from complete beginners to advanced levels.

“I love learning and try to participate in as many courses as possible each year. I enjoy passing my knowledge onto others and help them along their journey to become a more accomplished nail technician.”

Becky Samuel

Becky is a senior technician at Mimi’s. She was trained by Claire in January 2009 and began working at Mimi’s in April 2009.

Becky is trained in Ezflow Acrylic, Gel, Manicure + Gel Polish. Becky loves the diverse range of clients she tends to from 3-93 years old!

Andrea Beaton

Andrea has progressed from junior technician at Mimi’s, a position she enjoyed for 18 months after completing her training with Claire at Mimi’s and is now a senior technician alongside Becky.

Andrea is trained in Ezflow acrylic and Gel polish and is keen to continue learning by adding gel extensions to her treatment menu in 2017.